I am a Graduate
Assistant working with the Learning Communities program this year! I am
entering into the Counseling and Student Affairs graduate program for
the fall, planning on emphasizing in Student Affairs. I completed my undergraduate
degree in Psychology at the University of Oregon, in Eugene, and worked as a
student staff member in the Residence Halls for over two years! I have a
passion of working with college students and understanding the developmental
milestones and challenges first year students experience. I am very excited to
be a part of the Learning Communities program and know that this is going to be
an incredible year because the Dragon Mentors are very passionate, involved,
and talented individuals!
My name is Andrea and I am a Graduate Assistant also. I am
entering my final year in the Counseling and Student Affairs graduate program
at MSUM. My emphasis is College Counseling. I have a background in health
sciences, but made the decision to join the world of academics shortly after
completing my two undergraduate degrees. I have the opportunity to work at
other university is admission departments, student activities, and high school
programming. I enjoy working with others and I am excited to serve the Learning
Communities and Dragon Mentors!
Hi! My name is Makayla
Rinkenberger and I am a sophomore at MSUM. I am a Mass Communications major
with an emphasis in Photojournalism and I'm working on completing an art minor.
Besides that, I'm the Dragon Mentor for the Art/Art Education Learning Community.
I hope to travel a lot someday and do some photography as I travel, but I'm
very open to whatever future opportunities lie ahead. I love many forms of the
arts like theatre, poetry, music, and drawing. I love to listen to a huge
variety of music and explore new music. I also love spending a lot of time with
family & friends and getting to know people!
Hi, my name is Kyle Hurley and I am a sophomore at MSUM. I
am dual majoring in Physics and Engineering and I anticipate being a Civil
Engineer in the near future. I am a Dragon Mentor for the STEM Learning
Community as well as a SMART Start Mentor through the Office of Diversity and
Inclusion. In my free time I love playing sports a specially volleyball. I am
pretty much game for any sport you ask me to play! Before I graduate I hope to
achieve every goal I set for myself prior to college and more. Hopefully I will
be constructing bridges in Minnesota before no time!
Hi! I am a senior
Biochemistry and Biotechnology major here at MSUM. My plan after graduation is
to earn a Ph.D. in either Pharmacology or Integrative Neurochemistry, and
eventually begin a career in pharmaceutical research. I enjoy exercise,
performing music, and reading. I am constantly finding new reasons to love
life, and for that, I feel very lucky.
Hey there! My name is Elena Parker and I'm the Dragon Mentor
for the psychology learning community. I am a junior at our lovely MSUM and I
also work at the Alumni House on campus. My undergraduate is in Psychology, but
I plan to further my education more specifically in school psychology. My
passion lies with helping others and contributing to their personal experience
in a positive way. I also enjoy reading, painting, and watching Supernatural. I would like to graduate
with experience in my field and fond memories of this campus.
Hello! My name is Calanthea and I am the Dragon Mentor
for the Global Connections learning community. I have a vision to travel to different
parts of the world someday and change the lives of people there. I have a
passion to help the less fortunate because I have been blessed. I want to leave a permanent mark everywhere I
go, even if it’s only one person’s life. I know I will wake up the next day
with a smile on my face and a changed heart.
Hello! My name is Danielle Farrell and I am a sophomore at MSUM.
My major is Elementary Inclusive Education and Early Childhood; I hope to teach
1st or 2nd grade. “Education is the most powerful weapon
we can use to change the world (Nelson Mandela).” This is why I chose to attend
MSUM and work to become a teacher. I am a Co-Dragon Mentor for the Education
Learning Community. I also work in the Alumni Foundation as an Office
Assistance. I also love being on the lake and biking.
Hey! I am Isaac Skalsky and I am a sophomore studying
chemistry and physics education. I plan on teaching high school science some
day! I am one of the two Dragon Mentors for the education learning community. I
am also blessed with the opportunity to be a Dragon Ambassador. I love camping,
musicals, Oreos, and movies. When I am not studying, watching movies, or
enjoying half priced appetizers at Applebee’s, I work on my research study. I
am currently working with Chemistry Department faculty, studying the effects of
science fair participation on standardized test scores. College has been a
truly amazing experience thus far and I plan on enjoying it to its fullest!
Hello! My name is Louisa
Jastram and I am a sophomore this year here at MSUM. I am working on a double
major in Spanish and Communication Studies with a minor in Leadership Studies. I
do hope to switch to Spanish and Elementary Ed. with the hope of becoming a
Spanish Immersion Elementary School Teacher. Here at MSUM along with being a
Dragon Mentor I am a Peer Advisor and a member of the Dragon Leadership
Program. Before I graduate I would love to become as connected to my campus as
Everyone! My name is Nuela Enebechi. I am going to be a sophomore next
semester. My major is Computer Science and someday I hope to be the CEO of my
own IT firm. I am the Dragon Mentor of the Diversity in Action Learning
Community and I am also a Wellness Educator. I learned how to ride a bicycle
this summer and I love biking around the Moorhead area in my free time. I also
enjoy being around people and food. Before I graduate, I’ll like to go for the
taekwondo US national and also eat at least 30 different meals from different
countries. Yes, I love food that much!
Hello wonderful people! I'm Uche and I am a sophomore at MSUM. I am a double major in Economics and International Studies with an emphasis in Diplomacy and a minor in Political Science. Someday I hope to go to grad school and earn my Masters in Foreign Service. In my spare time, I enjoy connecting with people, listening to music, and hopefully someday, I want to travel to different parts of the world. Apart from being a Dragon Mentor, I also work as a Student Consultant at the Career Development Center, serve as a Diplomat for International Student, work as Student Senate for the college of humanities and social sciences; also, I am the current Campus Coordinator for the MSUSA in our Moorhead campus. My biggest passion in life is to make a big changes in the world and impact greatly in the lives of people.
Hey! My name is Ashley Tuttle and I am a Sophomore at
MSUM. My major is Anthropology with an emphasis in Cultural Anthropology. I really
enjoy traveling and experiencing other cultures, so I'm very excited to do
something like this for a career. I am a Dragon Mentor for the Exploration
learning community, which is for undeclared majors, and I am also an Office
Assistant on campus in Grantham Hall. I love being outdoors and being active. A
big passion of mine is bowling, and I continue to do it throughout my life!
Hello! My name is Nicole and I am Junior with a Graphic
Design major. With my degree I plan to move to the cities and work for a firm
down there. Besides being a dragon mentor, I am also a Peer Adviser, a Student
Specialist in the Academic Support Center, and volunteer five hours a week for
my apprenticeship. In my free time I like to play soccer, rollerblade, or do
anything with friends! Before I graduate I hope to experience all that college
has to offer. I believe there is a lot to be taken from this experience, as
well as a lot that I can give back to positively impact our campus and my
My name is Jackie Ausk
and I am a sophomore at MSUM. I am majoring in Animation with a minor in
Graphic Communications. I hope my future work will bring me all sorts of
creative challenges. I am a Dragon Mentor for the Film learning community, and
I love being involved on campus. You can find me in anime club, Japan club,
Cinethusiasts, and attending sports events.
Hello! My name is Annie
Hockhalter and I am a Senior SLHS student at MSUM. My dream is to someday work
in an elementary school providing speech services to children. This is my
second year being the Dragon Mentor for the Speech Language Hearing Sciences
community, and I love every minute of it! I'm doing what I love and lovin' what
I do! In my free time I really enjoy crafting and spending time outdoors.
Before I graduate, I want to do at least three more local 5ks. The first one on
my list is the Go Far Woman 5K!
name is Nick Due and I am the GCOM/MUS/THR Dragon Mentor. I am currently a
sophomore at MSUM and I am majoring in Advertising and Public Relations with a
minor in Music Industry. I have spent endless hours involved in plays and
speech, practicing and performing music, and using my creativity in a
professional environment. I am extremely excited to work with students who
share the same interests that I do. I enjoy helping others, playing guitar, and
being funny. Life is too short to be serious. I hope to make the most of my
college experience and I feel that being a Dragon Mentor will help me do